Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964)
ARC Identifier 24349 / Local Identifier 111-CR-2 1944
Diagrams German and U.S. positions. Reel 1 shows destroyed vineyards and bldgs., trucks on muddy roads, and troops of the 36th Infantry Division and 143rd Regt. Soldiers advance, question German POW's, and fire artillery. Allied Italian troops bury dead. Shows San Pietro and Liri Valley. Reel 2, troops advance, throw grenades, fire machine guns and mortars, and remove dead and place them in shrouds. Shells explode; P-38's patrol; a German plane falls; Gen. Clark examines a map; 155 mm. artillery and tanks fire; 141st, 142nd, and 143rd Infantry Regts. advance; tanks enter a town and are blown up; and flares are lit. Shows Ger. dead and wounded POW's. Reel 3, 142nd Regt. troops advance, reach the summit of Mt. Lungo, and enter San Pietro and check bldgs. for Ger. troops and booby traps. Dead are removed, shrouded, and buried in graves dug by civilians. Name plates and dog tags are nailed to grave markers. People reenter San Pietro, remove dead and injured from a collapsed bldg., clear rubble, and receive food. Women nurse babies and children play. Oxen pull a plow. Shows new crops and a religious procession.